Smoking Pot Doesn't Affect the Way You Drive

Study finds that, if anything, it makes you slow down sooner

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 6, 2010 4:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – No word yet on operating heavy machinery, but it turns out that smoking pot doesn't impair one's ability to drive, according to a new study. Its 85 participants used a driving simulator 30 minutes before and after smoking either a joint or a placebo. Researchers found no difference in driving or during potential collision scenarios like avoiding a dog in the road. Actually, the only difference they found was that the tokers were more likely to slow down during certain parts of the simulation, reports Asylum.

Not that we're encouraging it, but it turns out pot doesn't affect one's driving ability.   (Flickr)
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